Nov 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
and difficult process. we will see how one geographer is using global positioning system-- or gps technology-- as one tool to study how the land resources in south africa are being distributed and utilized. ( choral group singing in native language ) in ail 199 south ricans particited ( cin their nation'sng first democratic elections) and chose nelson mandela as their president. one of the greatest challenges facing the new post-apartheid regime was toive the jority black population access to the landrom which they had been forcibly removed. they just came in and tell us that we have to move out. we said, "we can't move out, because this land is... is ours. this land was bought by our grandfathers in 1905." but they just moved us, just on account of jlous. apartheid... apartheid wasted our time. narrator: under apartheid, south africa's black majority-- almost 90% of the population-- was moved onto less than 15% of the land. these so-called homelands were often marginal areas with little inand minimal. the white minority controlled were85% of the land,areas including the richest, most produc
Nov 1, 2012 7:30pm PDT
of people that are far advanced when it comes to science and technology, and even the ability to socialize with each other- we are more socially mature than most people that i meet outside of america. but i think we are far behind our advancement in technoscience and technology when it comes to social maturity- perceiving what society should be, what a human being is. i think we have exaggerations, some of us, of what a human being is and what we should expect of a human being- exaggerations- and some of us poorly estimate the value of human beings. so we are not- to me, we are not the greatest society when it comes to social maturity. >> you know, that's one of the problems we've wrestled with in this class over and over again, because we hear such beautiful statements of love and caring and equality and justice coming from deeply religious people, and it's like you say, you know, somehow we haven't matured to a level that even respects the religions we profess. i'm just curious, in terms of your understanding of islam, how does that, in your own life, lend itself to making us better- bet
Oct 30, 2012 7:30pm PDT
nothing. and as the technology changes, it's going to be easier and easier to make these very cheap films for someone like gregg who's got that much talent. if you're determined to make a film now, i am convinced that you can find a way to make it. whether you shoot it on video and get it transferred, or you get everyone and all the equipment for free, or you save up for two or three years, all those ways now are possible. whereas before, it was completely out of the question. i think i'll always be a guerilla filmmaker. at one point, one critic called us outlaws and so, yes, i am a film outlaw and i think that's a good thing to be. h e annenberg media ♪ and: with additional funding from these foundations and individuals: and by: and the annual financial support of: for information about this and other annenberg media programs call 1-800-learner and visit us at www.learner.org.